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Re: Security Updates -- Are they necessary in Linux for user?



On Tuesday 06 February 2007 01:15, Tim wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 22:21 -0500, Benjamin Sher wrote:
> > Do the security updates have to be installed immediately after
> > install? What happens if,. e.g install Firefox 2.0 over Firefox 1.5
> > (the current version). Do I still need to install the security update
> > for Firefox? Or should I first install the security update and then
> > update Firefox to the latest 2.x version?
>
> Updates apply to specific packages.  If you're going to remove one,
> remove it before doing any updates.  Then, when you go to do updates,
> they'll be for what you've got installed.
>
> Related to that, you can ignore or remove things that you're not going
> to use.  e.g. If you're never going to use OpenOffice.org, you can forgo
> the updates for it, or even remove the thing entirely.
>
> --
> (This box runs FC5, my others run FC4 & FC6, in case that's
>  important to the thread.)
>
> Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
> I read messages from the public lists.

Dear Tim:

Thank you for your good advice. Will keep it in mind.

Benjamin


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